“I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I,” the 18-year-old wrote. “I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”
Perry, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale” star, died at age 52 on Monday after a stroke. His death generated a massive outpouring of grief on social media.
The younger Perry said she rushed back from Malawi “just in time” to be with her family ― mother Rachel “Minnie” Sharp (the late actor’s ex-wife), brother Jack and other loved ones who surrounded Perry when he died.
Jack Perry, a 21-year-old pro wrestler who goes by “Jungle Boy,” pulled out of a March 13 show after his father’s death, TMZ reported Tuesday.